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Below is the list for Friday, 31 January, as follows
Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) was reiterated as Outperform and the target price was raised to 1,625 from 1,500 at Wedbush Securities in a call right before earnings. Alphabet has a 1,536.07 consensus target price.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was raised to Buy from Hold and the target price was raised to 355 from 290 at DZ Bank. Shares previously closed up over 2% at 324.34 after earnings and after multiple price target hikes after the call.
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) UBS maintained its Buy rating but trimmed its target price to 246 from 250, and RBC Capital Markets maintained its Outperform rating but cut its target to 255 from 270.
McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) was reiterated as Buy and with a 250 target price at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. RBC Capital Markets reiterated its Outperform rating and raised its target price to 235 from 218, and BMO Capital Markets reiterated its Outperform rating and raised its target price to 235 from 225. Deutsche Bank reiterated McDonald’s as Hold but raised its target price to 199 from 193, and Merrill Lynch reiterated its Buy rating and raised its price objective to 240 from 230.
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT)Wedbush reiterated it as Outperform and raised the price target to 210 from 195. Mizuho reiterated its Buy rating and raised its target to 195 from 180, and Stifel reiterated its Buy rating and raised its target to 200 from 175. UBS reiterated its Buy rating and raised its target to 200 from 162. Citigroup reiterated its Buy rating and raised its target price from 155 to 175.
Penn National Gaming Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) was up 10.7% to 29.02 on Thursday after announcing an investment into and a partnership with Barstool Sports for sports betting. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reiterated its Buy rating with a 31 target price.